Organic idyllic animal sanctuary near Ljubljana, Slovenia



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  • Description


    Live and help with a large family (2 adults (44and 48) with 5 children aged 5-22, many rescued animals and usually some more people) in a beautiful, natural, quiet surrounding.
    We are vegetarian non-smoking naturists.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn a lot about natural care for animals,nature and plants, their peaceful coexistence, respect, yourself.

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    We bought an idyllic farm in good shape in december 2010, and are working to turn it into a natural retreat and animal sanctuary just 20 min drive from the capital, Ljubljana.

    There's a lot to be done at all times: taking care of the garden, seeding, planting, harvesting, every morning and evening cleaning, mucking, feeding and taking care of the many animals, renewing the electric fence, some maintenance work, some construction, cleaning out the woods and making firewood, cleaning up, help with household, and a lot more, depending on the situation.
    In fact any help in any area will be appreciated ;)

    On the farm there are horses, a donkey, cows, an ox, goats, pigs, chicken, geese, cats, dogs, turtles and tortoises and more rescued animals coming frequently.

    We offer stay in a room in a separate house with common showers, toilets and small kitchen, or in a trailer and in summer tent or haybarn, and full ( 3 meals a day), mostly organic, vegetarian food in exchange for 6 hours help a day, 5 days per week. We usually have 1 meal (lunch) sometimes also dinner together, the other meals you take care of yourself from the food provided.
    Two days per week (on your days off) we are off as well, meaning you'll take care of your meals yourself on these days.
    If you will be eating with us on your days off, please help for 2 hours a day.
    We usually don't drink alcohol.

    Nearest public transport is 3 km downhill, your main transport will be your feet or bike ;)

    We ask you to stay for at least a month.

    We expect you to be physically fit, as work can be hard and all is manual labour, responsible, organised, caring, honest, flexible, energetic, hands-on, creative, be capable to do hard/dirty manual work like mucking, digging, carrying 20-25 kg repeatedly and to work on your own as well as in a team, keep things clean and orderly, clean up after yourselves, have a sense of humor and understanding for the dynamic life with a huge family and sometimes to just sit back and take it easy when things go their own way.
    Things can get loud, hectic and stressful at times.
    Volunteer work can be hard and dirty, sometimes long hours, depending on the circumstances.
    The weather in summer is hot and in winter cold with snow and ice.
    Please be prepared to work outside also in such weather.

    We are nude, when the weather and circumstances are appropriate :)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, german, slovene, croatian, little french

  • Accommodation


    room or trailer, in summer also tent or haybarn, common small kitchen, showers and toilets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are beautiful hiking, biking and riding trails right from the farm. Bikes are available.
    We cannot accept volunteers with dogs or children under the age of 3.

    Looking forward to meeting you :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 per day, 5 days a week

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